Whiskey Creek Grow Eradicated

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On 6/30/2015, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team and the National Park Service conducted an investigation on illegal marijuana cultivation taking place on public land in the Whiskey Creek drainage of Whiskeytown National Park.



During entry into the marijuana cultivation site, agents encountered six Hispanic males who were all later determined to be from Michoacán, Mexico. Two of the suspects were apprehended with the aid of a K-9 and all six subjects were subsequently arrested and later booked into the Shasta County Jail on a combination of the below listed charges as well as Fish and Wildlife violations.

  • 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  • 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  • 182 PC- Conspiracy
  • 148(a)(1) PC- Obstruct/Resist an Officer
  • 1601(a)(1) F&G- Water Diversion

A total of 4,702 marijuana plants were eradicated from the site along with 450 lbs of processed marijuana. Additionally, officers removed approximately 500 pounds of trash, pesticides, and fertilizer during reclamation efforts.

-from press release
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4 Responses

  1. Avatar KarenC says:

    Thank you teams for a job well done. So disturbing when those disrespectful outlaws go onto anyone’s land, private or publicly owned, and rape the land.

  2. R.V. Scheide R.V. Scheide says:

    Looks like someone didn’t get the memo om Measure A.

  3. Avatar Budd Hodges says:

    Si…On a tip from Donald Trump, these bad Mexicanos slipped through the border as part “mules” of the cartel to try their hand at growing marijuana along Whiskey Creek. Bad move because now they’re in Bosenco Hotel with 3 hots and a cot, guests of Shasta County. You boys may never get out. Enjoy your stay.

  4. Avatar Joanne Lobeski-Snyder says:

    People have been growing in that area for years. And every other year, the grow gets “busted” when the plants are big and news-worthy. And it happens the next year and the next year. I occasionally see the migrant farm workers at a local market. I’ve always thought that the money behind this project is local.